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>> announcer: if you or someone you care about is suffering from missing or failing teeth, stay tuned to "smile healthy america" to learn more about clearchoice dental implant centers and how their all-in-one solution is changing thousands of lives, one smile at a time. >> feeling healthier, being happier, laughing out loud, eating the foods you love, expressing yourself naturally and openly, letting your true spirit shine. that's what it means to smile healthy, to smile freely. hi, i'm shari smith. in the next half-hour, we're going to explore the importance of good dental health, how you can break free from problems like gum disease, and confidently turn your smile loose on the world. and we'll tell you about the people who are leading america's smile freedom movement, putting healthier smiles on faces all over the map. welcome to "smile healthy america,"
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implant centers. i'm here with dr. mark adams, a prosthodontist in denver, colorado. dr. adams, let's start by asking, where are clearchoice dental implant centers, and what makes them so unique? >> shari, we have 30 centers throughout the united states. we're all the way from the east coast to the west coast. we go deep into texas. we're in the midwest. we have centers all over the u.s. i think what makes us special are several items. one is our doctor network. we have over 60 specialists -- oral surgeons and prosthodontists -- that have a unique and very experienced knowledge base. this is all we do, is place implants. that gives us a lot of experience in the area of dental implants. we treat the very simple cases. we treat the very complex situations, as well. secondly, we're unlike regular dental offices in that we have everyone in one location. we have all the specialties, so
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actual restorative, as well. we have our own on-site dental laboratory where we can actually make the teeth. that's a very unique set of circumstances. and lastly, i think the thing that really makes us special is the fact that we have a dedicated employee base that has committed themselves and has the passion to change people's lives. i think, at the end of the day, that's what makes us so special -- our passion for changing people's lives. >> well, in my research, i've learned that clearchoice believes taking control of your dental health is essential to living a healthier life. and being able to smile openly that. so, tell us how you arrived at your sense of mission in your smile-freedom movement. it really hit me when i started treating these types of patients and found that, you know, we take the smile, we take our teeth for granted. we laugh with our friends. we go out and we have dinner. we choose anything we want on the menu. it's easy to take that for granted. and yet, when you've lost that, it has a devastating effect on your life.
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the sense of mission it brought me, was that when you give that back to someone, when you help them get that smile and their confidence back, we've released the human potential in those people, and that's very gratifying. >> dr. adams, tell us about the kind of patients that you see every day. what are some of the common dental problems that they face? >> well, we see patients who have lost all of their teeth, to patients that i would call dental refugees. they've had a lifetime of dental problems -- problems with all types of gum disease, cavities, missing teeth. the founder of the modern-day implants said, very famously, "no one should die with their teeth in a glass on the side of the bed at night." these patients truly are dental of problems. they've lost their first set of teeth, which were their baby teeth. they're on the verge, or they have lost, their adult teeth. they're looking for an answer. and now, with the predictability of implants, we can provide them with a third dentition which is stable and predictable.
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>> thank you, dr. adams. we'll be right back to tell you just how clearchoice is helping restore dental health and setting smiles free, right after this. >> you have to have confidence on this job. anything that takes away from that puts you at risk. i get compliments all the time. "oh, my god, i can't believe how beautiful your teeth are." my self-confidence has gone up. the smile is one of the first things that people see. i mean, i used to always smile, i would keep my lips on my teeth. my dental problems started years ago with fillings and root canals. and i was looking at, at some point, my teeth falling out. i had to do something. clearchoice didn't just give me new teeth. they set me free to be who i want to be. >> announcer: join the thousands who have already set their smiles free at clearchoice. call or click to schedule your free consultation with our team of experts. >> it was a one-day process. i would walk out with a smile the same day. the lab, the surgery, any work that you need done, it's all
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they not only helped to rebuild my smile but helped me to rebuild my self-confidence. they really set me free. i mean, look at this smile. >> announcer: don't wait another day. call clearchoice now. >> it is an amazing transformation that happens in one day. patient comes in with bad teeth or no teeth, and they leave that day with a brand-new smile. there's hardly any cases here that we can't solve, that we can't achieve a nice result with a beautiful, new smile. clearchoice is special because we have the cutting-edge technology, multiple specialists, and the lab, all in one center. at the end of the day, when the patient looks at the mirror and realizes that their life has changed forever, it's very gratifying to know that i was part of a team to make that happen for them. i'm dr. ali kanawati, the prosthodontist at the clearchoice cleveland center. >> announcer: at clearchoice, you're about to discover what you've been missing all these years.
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>> announcer: call clearchoice today. >> welcome back to "smile healthy america." dr. adams, you touched on this briefly, earlier, but i'd like to talk more about the one-day transformation. how is it possible to create a full, new smile in just one day? >> well, shari, let's talk about, previously, how it was done or how it's still, unfortunately, being done in some offices. so, first, you have to have all of your teeth removed, and you are given a denture. that denture sits on your healing gums. it's not a very comfortable process. to occur. finally, the implants can go in. again, they go underneath the gums, and this uncomfortable denture goes back over your healing gums again. then, months and months of healing again. and, finally, you can get rid of the denture, and you can get teeth that are fixed in place on the implants. so it's a very arduous process, which you have to kind of have
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at clearchoice, we see that we can do this a better way because of our specialists. our doctors have a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the area, because placing implants is all we do. because we have dental technicians on site that can actually build your smile. these are master craftsmen that can build your smile -- this gorgeous smile, the smile of your dreams -- while you wait. we have the technology right on site. we have the c.a.t. scan to allow us to precisely measure the bone and know exactly where to place these implants. so, not only we can place the implants but we can put teeth on them and we can do it immediately in just one day. and finally, we have a support staff that has the passion for helping you change your life by getting this new smile. by bringing all those things together, we can create this full-arch implant restoration, and we can do it in just one day. it's really extraordinary. >> let's hear from some patients and clearchoice doctors talking
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restoration. >> announcer: our precise technology helps us create a whole new set of teeth, with as few as four implants on the top and four on the bottom. >> we can use a minimum of four implants and be able to provide a complete set of teeth without having to replace each individual tooth with a single implant. this one time is all that they're going to have to go through to get a permanent solution. >> announcer: you get stronger teeth faster, with a minimum number of implants anchored in your jaw. dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium and custom-placed, based on your 3-d imaging c.t. scan. they are the most natural replacement for your missing teeth. a dental implant acts like a natural root in the jaw, permanently and securely fusing with your bone. this actually takes care of two problems by slowing future bone loss and giving a strong foundation to your new teeth. a connector and then your
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it's strong, good-looking, and ready to take on your next smile. >> clearchoice was able to do the whole lower jaw with four implants, and then again, four more implants for my upper. that evening, when i went home, i had all the teeth in my mouth. >> each time i would come back, we talked about the color, we talked about the size, and we wanted it just a little off. and finally, they put them in, and i loved it! >> i didn't realize how much detail there was with the implants and how much input i had in designing them, picking the color, picking the way they looked, to make it look like me. i feel like it's the new me. >> announcer: less surgery means less recovery time, so your new teeth are ready to go to work for you pretty much right away. join the thousands who are already smiling freely, thanks to clearchoice. >> growing up, my family didn't have very much money. i was told that i needed to get
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by the time i became an adult, my teeth had kind of really got very, very bad, losing a lot of bone. my teeth were just getting worse. it was very bad for my confidence. when my daughter got married, i couldn't smile in the wedding pictures, because i was too embarrassed. something had to give. however, i did not want to have to wear dentures, because i had family members who wore them. their face didn't even look the same. i really wanted something that was going to be more permanent. when i came to clearchoice and i found that what they had to offer was going to be a solution for the rest of my life, to me, it was like a miracle. you know? you come in that morning, and you leave and you have teeth in your mouth. and it's hard to believe that, but it really is true. it was a very emotional experience to see yourself the first time. my teeth are there. they're like they are mine. beautiful!
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now than i ever had, my entire life. i just wish i would have done it 25 years ago, when i was younger and could take advantage of the look. [ laughing ] >> it truly is an amazing transformation. but, you know, i think the cost of dental implants. >> no doubt, shari, the number-one question on people's mind is, "how much does this procedure cost?" and there's no doubt, this is an investment. but the question i ask patients all the time is, "do you feel that you are really worth this?" and i can tell you, from working with thousands and thousands of people, that you are worth this. it's an extraordinary transformation to change your life and to do it in just one day. it's an extraordinary investment. >> so, this is something that everyday folks can afford? >> absolutely. my average patient coming in is just a regular patient. they have a job, they have a mortgage, they have a family,
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but they're also struggling with self-esteem, with being able to just enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, to be able to smile at the dry cleaner when they pick up their clothes. those things that we take for granted, they're struggling with, and we can help them change that. we have financing available for them. we can make this affordable and fit this into their lifestyle. >> for more about affordability, here are some patients, doctors, and patient-education consultants to give you their perspective. >> it's really what matters to you and about quality of life -- getting the most out of life. i mean, if you're going on a cruise and you can't enjoy the food, you know, that takes some fun out of it. or that person is always in a bad mood, they never smile. maybe they're just embarrassed about their teeth. >> announcer: ask yourself, what would it be worth to not have to think about, worry about, or cover up your teeth ever again? it's time to find out at clearchoice. >> everybody here is looking to help people that come in the door make a better change for their lives.
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investment i've ever made in myself. and i have never, ever regretted a penny i've spent. >> it's probably the best investment you can make to yourself. there's nothing more personal than having a healthy, beautiful smile. these teeth are part of your body. they're not dentures. they never come out of your mouth. if you would total up all the money you've spent in your whole life on dentistry, it's probably more than what this procedure costs. >> even though it was money that cost me up front, and i had to allot for it, so i had to cut back on things, i would do it again in a heartbeat. >> we have several financing options that we offer here at clearchoice. we work with several of the leaders in healthcare finance. so we get really creative in helping people figure out ways to make this work so that they're not trading one stress for another and it's something that works comfortably in their monthly budget. >> i look at this as a necessary procedure in order to have a
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>> bottom line is giving people the capability to help live their lives. that's really what they're investing in. they're getting back their enjoyment in life. >> it's the best investment ever. >> announcer: changing your smile and your life for good -- another reason this is clearly the best way to set your smile free. >> we'll be back in a minute to talk about overcoming the fear often associated with major dental procedures, like getting implants. >> i do get a lot of compliments about my smile. it makes me feel more self-confident. my teeth just were not healthy. it did change my eating habits. food started hurting my teeth, like steak, corn on the cob. this is something i had to do for me. and now i can eat anything i want. i would never consider dentures. i had my consultation with
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>> announcer: join the thousands who have already set their smiles free at clearchoice. call or click to schedule your free consultation with our team of experts. >> everything was all under one roof -- the doctors, the surgeon, prosthodontist, the lab. i walked out of there with the teeth that i wanted, all done in one day. i'm extremely happy that i made that investment in me, because i know it's going to last me the rest of my life. my husband loves them, and i will always have this smile. always! [ chuckles ] >> announcer: don't wait another day. call clearchoice now. >> this right here is what we call larry's lounge. i have worked in this spot here now for 32 years. and this is my space. [ buzzer ] i've had a lot of folks say, "man, what have you done to your teeth?" "well, you know, i, uh, i just take care of them." my teeth were really bad. i mean, really, really bad. i wanted that confidence level where i could just, like, talk freely and people would say,
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it's beautiful." yeah, i made that 105-mile trip to have it done at clearchoice. when those folks gave me the mirror and i looked at myself, after having my broken, discolored teeth, and i looked at myself, i said, "oh, wow. look at that." i was taking some pictures of my new teeth, just trying to savor the moment. and you know, i mean, these tears... [ voice breaking ] just makes you feel good. i am glad i went to clearchoice and did what i did, because clearchoice was the clear choice for me. it really was. >> hi, again. i'm shari smith with "smile healthy america." and we're still talking to dr. adams of clearchoice. so, dr. adams, you seem like a perfectly nice guy. but let's face it, not everyone loves going to the dentist. how do you put these people at ease? >> shari, i am a nice guy.
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i can tell you, though, that after practicing dentistry for 30 years, not many people really want to go in and see the dentist. no one is really happy to be there. but i can tell you that, in our centers, we understand the shame, the fright, all that has occurred in someone's life to get them to the place where they have to now consider replacing all their teeth. we understand that. and what i would encourage anyone to do is call us. they can come to one of our centers, and they can have a free consultation. and at that time, they'll be able to meet us, they'll meet our staff, they'll understand that we truly care about them and this process of being able to change their life and do it in just one day. >> so, that would include the people who maybe haven't been to the dentist for years, and they're embarrassed about the condition of their teeth. >> yes. and those people really don't have anything to be embarrassed about, because there isn't a situation that we've seen -- whatever is going on
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it, and we've probably seen a lot worse. so i can tell you that we don't look at the past. we look forward and how we can help that person change their life. >> and what about pain management? >> well, one of the unique things about clearchoice centers is that our specialists, our oral surgeons, are also specialists not just in the placement of implants. our oral-surgery specialists can provide you with i.v. sedation, so you can have a safe and comfortable experience. many of our patients go back to work within just a few days of having the procedure done. >> let's learn more about how clearchoice doctors help their patients feel more comfortable with dental implants. >> most people have had bad experience with dentists in the past, so they resist coming. by far, the majority of people leave here completely surprised how comfortable it was. >> announcer: if the phrase "dental implants" leaves you feeling a little uneasy, you are not alone. at clearchoice, we have the
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every procedure as smooth as possible. we want to get you smiling freely, as comfortably and quickly as we can. >> i have big fear of the dentist. never liked to go. always made excuses. i would start getting anxious about it -- just the whole process and the drill. zzz! it was -- it was a nightmare. i started looking for alternative and found clearchoice. >> it's awesome. i mean, i don't just go to work, and go to work and have a job. i go to work and, "it's somebody's life is going to be changed today." it's just -- it's cool. it's -- it's neat. >> the setup here at clearchoice is all intentional. in fact, all of our locations across the country are set up and designed in a fashion so that patients don't feel like they're in a dental office. we recognize it takes a tremendous amount of courage for our patients to pick up the phone, schedule an appointment, and actually walk through the door. and it could be because of a past bad experience. and so our goal is for patients to come in, feel like they're welcome, not feel like it's a
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we take all of our patients on a tour. and many patients leave feeling like -- you know, they're hugging us. and they tell us that was the last thing that they thought would ever happen when they came through the door. our process is all intentional for patients to feel comfortable. >> the number-one thing that people tell me, when they get their dental implants, is, "i don't think about my teeth anymore. and that's huge for me." >> the first step with clearchoice is the free consultation at the center. so, what can i expect when i get there? >> well, you can expect, first of all, to meet with one of our patient-education consultants. please look at them as a partner in this process of helping you change your life. that's what they're going to do. and the first thing they're going to do is they're just going to talk with you. they're going to talk to you about what's most important for you, what your vision is, what problems have you had in the past, and how we can help you, going forward, to take care of those problems. when you feel comfortable,
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of our center. we're very proud of our center. and you're going to be able to meet some of our team members and see the passion we have for helping people change their life. we're going to take a 3-d c.a.t. scan of your jaws so that one of our doctors can then sit down and actually put together a customized plan for you to be able to answer your questions and solve the problems that you have. you'll then meet with that doctor so that you can have any of the questions about what we propose having done answered, as well, including how long it will take and what the costs are. >> and this initial consultation takes about how long? >> well, it's free and it takes about an hour. we want to make sure there's plenty of time to answer all of your questions and make sure you walk away knowing not just what we can do for you but also how long it will take and what kind of costs are involved. >> clearchoice gives hundreds of consultations every day. here are some patients, doctors, and patient-education
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>> i came to clearchoice for my consultation, and i met with dr. adams. and i felt a great confidence in him right away. and i was in pretty bad shape. i had run out of teeth to eat with and had to do something. >> announcer: from the second you walk into clearchoice for your free consultation until you leave with your new smile, we do our best to make you feel at ease, at home, and comfortable to ask questions until you can't think of any more to ask. >> one of the benefits of clearchoice, obviously, is that we are set up in a way where we can spend that hour, hour and a half it's going to take to really educate the patient and really discuss what this is going to do for you, how this is going to change your life, what the pros and cons are, what the other options are. >> we want to show them the center. we want them to meet the doctors. we want to show them, you know, our lab and how the teeth are being made. >> we actually involve the patient a lot. "hey, what do you want? bring us photos. show us your best smile." the c.t. scan tells us how much bone is there.
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infections. it tells us a lot of things. and so, when we look at that, we're already cutting to the chase. >> announcer: so, at the end of the day, what can you expect at your consultation? you'll meet your doctors and their team, you'll get your treatment plan and free 3-d imaging c.t. scan that tells us how your mouth looks from the inside out, and you'll find out how much it's going to cost and how we can help with financing. >> my teeth look amazing. i feel fabulous about the way they look and the way they feel. >> we'll be back with dr. adams right after this. >> i couldn't smile anymore. my daughter got married. i stood in the background for the wedding pictures. i would laugh and put my hand over my teeth. i had no self-confidence. and i thought, "i don't want dentures. i don't want my teeth on a nightstand." it was like a nightmare.
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in their pictures because i look good. i feel good. in one day, they can give you all the self-confidence that you didn't have before. when you walk out of here, you have it. >> announcer: join the thousands who have already set their smiles free at clearchoice. call or click to schedule your free consultation with our team of experts. >> with clearchoice, i could go in and come out the same day with a beautiful smile. clearchoice just gave us a way out. >> announcer: don't wait another day. call clearchoice now. >> i can't imagine going the rest of my life without a smile. it was like a dream come true. >> running is -- it's a constant reminder of no limits. ever since i've had my surgery, i've done three half-marathons. well, this is my third one. i had a really extreme case of periodontal disease. i felt gorgeous and great
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way with the teeth that i had. i'm 36 years old, and someone is telling me, "you need to get full dentures." i'm thinking clicking, clacky teeth, i'm thinking i have to soak them at night. i thought, "you know, there has to be another choice." and my husband actually was the one who saw a commercial on tv. and i went ahead and made the step to go in. after my surgery, i was handed a mirror. it was unbelievable. i cried. they cried with me. it was -- it was an unbelievable moment. when i'm out running, i feel amazing. [ sighs ] it's just a reminder of how my life has changed in these past two years. good morning. they're a blessing. they're a huge blessing in my life. i will never forget the loving care that they gave me.
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>> we're back to wrap up this episode of "smile healthy america." dr. adams, we've heard it from your patients and we've seen it in your doctors. clearchoice is truly making a profound difference in the lives of thousands of people all over the country. and it all comes back to your unique all-in-one approach to dental implants. we've learned about the clearchoice approach, how you're able to restore full smiles in one day, using the full-arch treatment. we've seen how you're helping people deal with their natural fears of having this procedure done, walking them through the entire process, and giving them finance options so that they can afford dental implants. it's all about taking control of your dental health and joining the smile-freedom movement, isn't it? >> shari, i couldn't agree with you more. it really is. you mentioned fear. many of our patients are very fearful. they've had the fear of having a bad smile, the fear of not being able to really show their teeth
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they don't feel like they've had any control over what their smile looks like, any control over what all these expenses have cost them and their family, both in time and money. and while we do help these patients regain their dental health, and we do have to talk about implants and we have to talk about teeth, really, at the end of the day, it's not about any of that at all. it's about freedom -- freedom from dentures, freedom from worrying about your smile again, the freedom to walk into a restaurant, order anything that you want, the freedom of getting off this merry-go-round of continued failed "denturations." it's really about freedom, and we're very proud to set these smiles free. >> well, thank you, dr. adams, for being here and giving us your perspective. and thank you all for joining us for this episode of
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hair loss in women is also quite common in the postpartum period and during menopause. some hair loss in women is caused by styling, such as chemical relaxers, perms, tight braiding. >> i discovered hair club by a commercial, and then i finally called and went in for a consultation, and i signed up that day. the new helen is more confident. the new helen is not worrying about whether or not someone is seeing a balding spot in the top of her head. the new helen can walk outside and run and do sports and not worry about a stitch being seen from sew-ins or a hairpiece falling out from too much jumping around and zumba. but i just feel more confident. i feel more alive. i feel attractive. >> i'm a hair stylist, and i know what looks good and what doesn't look good. and it just killed me that i could not get the style that i loved. i started feeling unattractive. i didn't want to go out -- kind of hiding.
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get ready in the morning for my day. i just -- it took all my spirit away. on the day i got my hair back, i looked in the mirror, and i just could not believe my eyes. it was so natural-looking. and i just -- i felt pretty again. i felt i got myself back. >> so, find the solution that's right for you. here's how. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair...because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the world's leading provider of all tested and proven hair-loss solutions. because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss, call hair club now for this free educational booklet and get a free trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you,
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no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair-loss solutions for almost 40 years, with centers in over 100 locations and over half a million satisfied clients. call or go online now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital, new information can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call or go online right now. this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call or go online now and change
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>> what's the hair club difference? well, the secret is in the science, like our trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis. >> one of our new technologies is the trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis. and what it does is analyze your hair and scalp, and it helps you better understand your hair-loss problem. exclusive to hair club, the state-of-the-art trichoview technology utilizes multiple magnifications to illustrate the specific conditions of your hair and scalp. this proprietary technology also performs a density analysis and compares your healthy growing areas to your thinning areas. digital scans are then captured so you can visually understand the state of your hair loss and become educated about the cause. our experts will then explain your options for a customized solution just right for you. it's the first step towards having a natural, fuller head of hair. >> we typically evaluate male-pattern hair loss using the norwood scale, which is a progression of hair loss from minimal recession of the hairline all the way to the back of the head and pretty much anything in between.
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variation from individual to individual, and this is why it's important to come in to hair club and have a hair-loss expert evaluate you with a trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis and a full exam. >> when it's time to look for a hair-loss solution, you obviously want to make the right choice, so who better to tell you about hair club than people just like you who have already experienced what hair club has to offer? >> looking back when i was suffering from hair loss, i didn't want to look at myself in the mirror. and it just wasn't a good feeling. i felt a lot older than i actually looked. i feel that i just became so frustrated. maybe between two to three years of the hair thinning is when i just said, "i can't go on like this anymore. there has to be a better solution for this." i went into hair club, and i felt fabulous afterwards. i felt like a movie star. i came out, and it felt so good. i had my self-confidence back. my family was ecstatic.
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they had their old mom back. my husband was like, "that's my wife right there." >> i first started losing my hair when i was about 20, 21. i panicked. i was -- i'm talking calm now, upset. i felt very self-conscious. and when i would be in a conversation with someone, automatically, i thought they were looking at my hair. i spoke to a good friend of mine, and he suggested hair club. the first time i looked in the mirror, it was a pivotal moment because it was the way i used to look, and they captured it. and that's what really made me feel fantastic. >> i trust hair club 1,000%. i really do. they took care of something that was really terrifying to me -- really terrifying -- and made it fantastic. >> if i hadn't found hair club when i did, i know that i would not feel the way i do about
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it has definitely enhanced my appearance. i think that it's something that came into my life at the right time, and it's gonna be with me for a long time. >> it's hard to come to terms with the reality that you really are losing your hair. at first, you tend to ignore it or deny it's happening. i know i did. unfortunately, on the average, it takes approximately seven years from the time hair loss is noticed for a person to actually start doing something about it. >> so if you're bothered by your hair loss, come on in, find out what your options are. the only thing you have to lose by waiting is more hair. >> so, find the solution that's right for you. here's how. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair...because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the world's leading provider of all tested and proven hair-loss solutions. because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss, call hair club now for this free educational booklet
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hair-and-scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair-loss solutions for almost 40 years, with centers in over 100 locations and over half a million satisfied clients. call or go online now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital, new information can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call or go
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this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call or go online now and change your life forever. >> you may have seen ads from companies offering a one-size-fits-all solution. the fact is, no one head of thinning hair is the same. so clearly one solution could never be right for everyone. that's why hair club is in a league of its own. we actually offer unique, advanced solutions to solve every hair-loss issue -- from the early stages of hair loss to advanced baldness. >> i would say that hair club provides numerous solutions based off of what your needs are. >> first, our non-surgical hair enhancement. this new-and-improved technique utilizes real human hair with our strand-by-strand process to customize a look for your unique hair density, texture, color, style, and even facial features. >> ultimately, i chose the non-surgical solution. that's what they told me i was the best candidate for.
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it took my expectations and water. for so long, i had thought about getting my hair back and what that would be like that when i finally did it, it was still more than i was really expecting. >> next is our hair rejuvenation program -- e.x.t., also known as "extreme hair therapy." >> hair club offers what we call extreme hair therapy program, or e.x.t., which consists of an fda-approved medication for treatment of hair loss in combination with some really good quality hair-care products and the first fda-cleared laser comb. it is of benefit by stimulating the hair follicles to grow stronger, healthier hair, to repair damaged hair, and to slow hair loss. >> i mean, i was losing hair all throughout here. so the fact that i can sit here in front of this camera today and pull and tug on hair that i didn't have at one point, it's just -- it's unbelievable. >> e.x.t. is a great option to stay ahead of your hair loss. the sooner you get started on e.x.t., the more effective the results. in addition, hair club also
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unit transplantation. using individual hair follicles that are resistant to dht and hair loss, your hairline is artistically restored to look natural. >> when you choose a surgeon to do your hair transplant through hair club, you can be assured that that surgeon does exclusively hair transplants. that's all we do. >> today, the technology is so advanced they're doing one, two, or three hair at a time place into your head. that gives a natural look. it can't get much better than a single hair placed into your head to make it look natural. >> if i look at myself side-by-side before when i had an extreme amount of hair loss versus now, night and day difference. >> i consider myself a really active guy. i go the gym a lot. i go outside, play volleyball, beach volleyball, and i love jet-skiing. and so being able to grab those handles and go through the waves and fall off and get back up and shake my head and have my hair look the way i want when i come out of the water is the best, best feeling. >> you have a natural hair line,
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had anything done. and even the people i work with, they have no idea. and it's so -- it's wonderful. >> i'm passionate about what i do because i've lived it. i went through it myself. i lost my hair, i hated it, and getting it back was such a thrill. i never take it for granted. every single day, i appreciate the fact that i have hair. >> at hair club, we have all solutions -- something that's right just for you. >> when you choose hair club, you'll be in good hands. our staff is made up of world-class experts that have helped over a half a million people just like you. >> the best thing about my job is that, no matter who comes in, no matter how bald or thinning, we're able to find a solution for everybody. >> a lot of the times, i see a huge transformation in their personality and just the way that they present themselves. >> when you go into a consultation with hair club, they get to find out a little bit about you, who you are, and then find out your expectations. and then from that, the really best part about it is that you have several different options, not just one. >> and that's my favorite, is giving them that hope, seeing that their whole demeanor has
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they're lifted, they're more positive. and i feel like they open up and they can take a deep breath knowing that there is an answer for them. >> at hair club, we're constantly training. we want to make sure that our team is up on all of the hairstyles and all of the trends that are out there, and that we're providing those excellent results for our clients so that they feel confident about themselves. >> everybody seemed like it was a team that was helping me get my hair back, and that's exactly what i was looking for. >> it was greater than what i had imagined. all the worries and concerns that i had, and i can imagine other people would have, they all disappeared. >> people were very friendly. they were very personable. >> when going to the center, it was nothing but professionalism. these guys are top-of-the-line when it comes to knowing that what they're dealing with is a personal item with an individual. >> as a hair club stylist, when i'm with my clients, i know the overwhelming feeling of emotion.
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i'll start sharing a little bit about what's going on. their questions -- answer their questions. but i know in my heart what's going through their head. >> just looking at the client and seeing that whole change in personality and confidence really -- that is the most rewarding part, to me. >> so, what we're giving you is not only your hair back again, but also your confidence and opportunities you didn't even know you had anymore. >> today, we're learning about the latest state-of-the-art hair-loss solutions offered by hair club, the recognized hair-loss experts for more than three decades. >> the thing that caught my eye specifically was the variety of textures they had for different nationalities. and that really grabbed me. i said, "that's the final straw. i have got to get to hair club." i called and made an appointment, and it was greater than what i had imagined. because of hair club, i feel fantastic, not feeling self-conscious. it's a great feeling. >> going to hair club was the best thing i could have ever done for myself. it has given me back my personal
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i am ecstatic. >> hair club's been such a positive change in my life 'cause my confidence level is extremely high now. >> it's true. you never get a second chance to make a great first impression. and let's face it. right or wrong, in our society, people judge you by your appearance. that's what's so exciting about hair club. finally, you get to go back to how you looked with that full head of hair. you owe it to yourself to find out more. call or go online now. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair...because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the world's leading provider of all tested and proven hair-loss solutions. because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss, call hair club now for this free educational booklet and get a free trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no
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you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair-loss solutions for almost 40 years, with centers in over 100 locations and over half a million satisfied clients. call or go online now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital, new information can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call or go online right now. this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident.
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self. call or go online now and change your life forever. >> i'm 52, and i look better now than i did when i was in my 40s. >> i look younger now. >> becoming a member of hair club for men is the best investment in my career i've ever made. >> i swim, i play tennis, and it feels good. >> going to hair club was the best investment i've ever made in myself. >> when i found hair club, it gave me back my life. >> i think he looks 10 years young with his hair now. >> these days, there's no such thing as a bad hair day. >> i love it. i really do. it has changed my outlook on life. >> welcome back. today, we're learning about the latest state-of-the-art hair-loss solutions offered by hair club, the recognized hair-loss experts for more than three decades. we're seeing remarkable results of people just like you who now look years younger and feel more confident, thanks to hair club. that first time you see yourself with a full head of hair again, it's amazing. so, as we hear more hair club
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to imagine how great you'll feel hair club. >> when i got my hair, my best friend -- and she is a hair maven. she's just hair -- everything is about hair. and i knew if anyone would have a criticism for how this looked, it would be her. and she goes, "unbelievable. unbelievable. it looks absolutely fabulous and natural." >> hair club has been such a positive change in my life because it's given me a new lease on life. my confidence is back. i'm more energized. i take better care of myself. it's given me a second chance. >> it was pretty amazing to see all the hair that i had on my head. you know, to go in there with nothing and then to come out with a full head of hair and a beautiful style, i never have to worry about my hair. >> what i like about hair club is that it's not a one-trick pony. while they do offer hair-transplant surgery, they also offer the bio-matrix strand-by-strand non-surgical process as well as the extreme
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think of as having a personal trainer for your hair. >> the real impact of losing your hair varies for each one of us. many people report being less social or feeling less confident at work due to their hair loss. the specialists at hair club are sensitive to these facts, and that's why hair club's core values include empathy, confidentiality, and discretion. so, the question for you is -- once you become a hair club client, you have your hair back, and you're looking great, what will be the first thing you do? >> now that i have hair back, i've been able to do something i enjoy, which is image consulting. i love it. and that's opened up a whole different world. and something i never thought i would be able to do is do actually a little bit of modeling. and now that i have that experience, it's just, you know, it opens up so many doors, and the confidence level just goes through the ceiling. >> i can focus on exercising and enjoy it. when you get out of the shower, i don't have to worry about my hair because i can style it right there on the spot.
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can curl it, and be ready to get dressed and leave. >> i have a bass boat that'll go 65, 70 miles an hour. man, i look just like everybody else out there on the lake with their hair flying in the breeze. >> it's so exciting to see how lives are positively impacted after coming to hair club. but you may be asking yourself, "is it worth it?" well, it's been said that investing in yourself is always the best investment you'll ever make. with hair club's proven results, you'll know what you're getting. i mean, you've seen the "before" and "after" pictures on today's show. the fact is, you'll look amazing after hair club. best of all, no matter what kind of hair loss you have, hair club has a proven treatment to fit your budget. the time is now to do something amazing for you. >> getting my hair back was the best thing that ever happened to me. >> he was a good-looking guy before, but with his hair now, it's just this newfound confidence and there's a glow about him you just can't match. >> the hair club is the only thing that's gonna allow me to do the things in life that i want to do with confidence. >> i feel sexy, and i feel
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>> it looks good on me. >> i look younger, i feel younger, too, and to me that's everything in the world. >> i am so much more confident. i feel so sexy with my hair. >> if i had known the technology was so good that it would look this natural, i wouldn't have hesitated a minute. i would have done this 20 years ago. >> technology is quickly advancing and at hair club, the process begins with our exclusive trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis, a leading-edge technology that can help solve your hair loss. >> the trichoview analysis helps us identify the type of hair that you have, whether it's coarse or thin or fine, as well as able to count up the number of hairs in a certain area. it also measures the diameter of the hair shaft -- whether the hair is thick or thin or is a vellus hair that's on its way out or whether it's a strong, healthy hair. >> digital scans are then captured so you can visually understand the state of your hair loss and become educated about the cause. our experts will then explain
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solution just right for you. it's the first step towards having a natural, fuller head of hair. >> perhaps you're someone with a hair-loss problem and planning on doing something about it someday. well, consider this. every day that goes by, you will lose more hair. and every day is another day that your hair loss becomes more noticeable, more worrisome. the sooner you accept your hair loss and take action, the sooner you can get back to looking and feeling like you did with a full head of hair again. over the years, hair club has worked with more than half a million individuals just like you. and the number-one comment we hear after they come to hair club and they get their hair back is... "why didn't i do this sooner?" >> the average person i found that comes in -- it takes them about seven years before they finally pick up the phone and call. >> i wish i had done this years ago. >> as soon as i saw that first commercial back when i was 21, i would have started it right then and there. >> really, i think it would have helped me if i had done it years ago. i wouldn't have had to feel so,
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>> looking back, i truly regret not doing things sooner. >> let me ask you this. when you look in the mirror and you see your hair, do you love what you see? since you watched today's show, i'm guessing the answer is "no," and that's why you absolutely owe it to yourself to call or go online now and find out more about how hair club can help you. your appearance is simply too important to tolerate living with hair loss one more day, especially with hair club's options and advanced solutions. this is your last chance. do yourself a favor, and at least call or go online to find out more. i know you'll be happy you did. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair...because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the world's leading provider of all tested and proven hair-loss solutions. because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss, call hair club now for this free educational booklet
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hair-and-scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair-loss solutions for almost 40 years, with centers in over 100 locations and over half a million satisfied clients. call or go online now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital, new information can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential trichoview hair-and-scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call or go online right now.
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time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call or go online now and change your life forever. >> announcer: the preceding was paid for and furnished by hair club. this station is not responsible for claims made in the preceding
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it makes all the difference in the world when it comes to performance, reliability, and longevity. generac also purpose-builds its own alternators, which are designed for maximum power output and quiet performance. in fact, all of the generator's subsystems -- from fuel delivery to switches and electronics -- are designed and built in-house. now, other manufacturers use off-the-shelf components and package them together. generac, on the other hand, purpose-builds generators to meet the specific demands of backup-power generation. >> i'm the parish manager for west feliciana parish. we have about 3,900 water customers that we supply drinking water to and fire protection for the entire parish. we deal with emergency power on a regular basis because i use emergency power for backup for all of our water wells. some of the generators we have are generacs. no bad experiences with generac generators working for the parish.
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they're required to. they've always provided the right amount of power and done what they were asked to do. we made our choice to buy a generac to put in our backyard. it automatically starts. it automatically takes up the load. and if the power comes back, it automatically removes the load, shuts down, and goes back to sleep. couldn't be better. put a generator in if you live in louisiana -- absolutely. [ chuckles ] very important. very important. >> rigorous quality control further assures you that generac is the brand of choice. in addition to continuous engineering validation, every generator passes a 100% full-function test before it leaves the factory. and once a week, your generator performs a 10-minute self-diagnostic test that keeps your system in top shape and alerts you if it needs maintenance. so, when the time comes, you know you'll be able to rely on your generator because it's a
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>> it's a great product. it gives you security. it's reliable. >> a very good, well-put-together unit. quality there all around. >> runs a self-test once a week to make sure that it is operating smoothly and ready to go when it's needed. >> it turns on the motor, runs it. >> it tells you if there's something wrong. it's very good. >> when the power goes off, our life goes on. >> because the enclosures are either all aluminum or rust-resistant steel, not plastic, they're highly weather resistant, extremely durable, and will look great for years to come. they've been designed and built to withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour and provide quick access to the generator for ease of service and maintenance. thoughtful, intelligent design and quality construction -- it's no surprise that generac is the number-one selling home backup generator. >> the enclosure's aluminum. i don't have to worry about it.
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at it. it's a very attractive unit. it's the same color, in my case, as the house. >> we had a little pad built. we put the generator on it. it hooked right into our natural gas line. >> so, it's a really easily maintained, high performance, great generator. i love it. >> since 1980, weather-related disasters around the world have more than tripled. names like sandy and irene bring back troubling memories. in 2011 alone, 12 severe storms created more than $50 billion in damage, more damage than all the storms from the 1980s combined. whatever the cause, the severity and unpredictability of weather has changed for the worse. not surprisingly, weather-related power outages have changed, both in frequency and duration. prolonged power outages are increasingly more the norm. when events like these happen, a
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remain comfortably at home. the alternative -- a total disruption of your life. >> there was a major outage, and we were without power for 2 1/2 days. we didn't even have water power. couldn't get gas at the gas station because they needed electricity. it was very inconvenient and uncomfortable. i decided it was time for a generator. i don't know the mechanics of how it works, but i know it works. i was using my computer and, all of a sudden, everything went out for about 3 seconds, and it went back on. thought it was the smartest thing i ever did was getting a generator. i'll be able to watch tv. i'll be able to make coffee. dinner. if i want to use my computer, i can use my computer. morning, ryan. >> hi! >> good to see you. i can go to sleep at night and not worry that if power goes
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my garage? they'll announce on the tv, "25,000 homes are without power." well, i know i'm not one of those. >> you can't control the weather. you can't control what happens to the nation's electrical grid. but with a generac generator, you can control what happens in your own home. generac builds generators for industrial and commercial applications, as well as residential. they offer more generator solutions than any other manufacturer. all of this knowledge goes into making your residential generator a state-of-the-art backup system designed to perform under the harshest, most demanding conditions. after all, isn't that when you really need backup power? >> we live on this little island in the pacific northwest on puget sound. there are a lot of trees here, and they're big, 125-foot tall trees, and, so, they're gonna fall down, and they're gonna fall down on power lines.
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when the power goes out here, we can lose our power for as much as a week. and when we do, we're without water, and it's miserable. you can't bathe. you don't have drinking water. you can't run the dishwasher. you can't flush toilets. and it can be pretty miserable. it's not a problem anymore. now we have a standby generator, generac. when the power goes out, there's of course the recognition instantly that the power's gone. and then 20 seconds, magically, there it is again. no matter what kind of outages the rest of the island has, we're warm, we have water, and life is beautiful. >> announcer: control your power and your life with a generac automatic standby generator. prices start at just $1,899. if utility power is interrupted, the generator detects the problem and automatically provides continuous power in a matter of seconds. when utility power is restored, it automatically shuts off and returns to standby mode, ready
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and family the next time utility power fails. and right now, you can schedule a free in-home assessment by one of generac's nationwide dealers. there is absolutely no cost and no obligation to buy anything. call or go online now to schedule your free assessment. a generac dealer will help you size a generator system that meets your individual budget and specific needs, discuss installation, and provide you with a comprehensive written estimate. and because generac engineers and designs the entire system, installation is simplified, saving time and money. and for a limited time, you can get generac's five-year extended warranty -- a $495 value -- absolutely free. that's five years of 100% coverage at no cost. to qualify for this special offer, you must schedule your in-home assessment now. call the toll-free number on your screen or go online to
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standby generators start at just $1,899, with special financing available. but hurry. the free 5-year extended warranty is available for a limited time only. you must act now, so call or go online before this offer expires. from powering a few appliances to complete whole-house systems, only generac has a power-backup solution that will meet every budget and provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you control the power no matter what's happening in the world around you. >> we live in a time when electricity has never been more important. it touches virtually every aspect of our lives. a hundred years ago, electricity was a novelty for most americans. today, it's an integral part of our everyday world.
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